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Time to Up the Game: Video Game Designers Need to Do More for Young Disabled Players

May 7, 2016 — Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to consider the needs ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new analytical model for e-sports not only helps game developers better understand how players perform, but can also predict the outcome of the ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — Small numbers are processed in the right side of the brain, while large numbers are processed in the left side of the brain, new research ... read more

New Vulnerability Discovered in Common Online Security

Mar. 2, 2016 — One of the world's most common security software packages – used as the basis of protection for many web browsers – has been found to be vulnerable to a specific form of attack, according to ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Two mathematicians have published a new paper that advances the art -- or shall we say, the math -- of describing a wave. The study explores what happens when a regular wave pattern has small ... read more

Motion-Controlled Video Games May Improve Real World Skills

Feb. 18, 2016 — Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A Q&A with a veteran knot theorist discusses the strange origins of the discipline, as well as its modern-day applications. This field of mathematics, rich in aesthetic beauty and intellectual ... read more

Professor Creates Video Games That Redefine Art

Feb. 2, 2016 — Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is ... read more

Using Artificial Intelligence and Evolution to Take Gaming to the Next Level

Jan. 25, 2016 — You have a new video game and have spent weeks trying to defend yourself against your arch enemy. You finally found his weakness and how to stop him, and are joyfully exacting revenge. But one day ... read more

Gaming Advances Swedish Teenagers’ English Writing Skills

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that there are positive relations between gaming and English writing skills. The study focused on essays that students wrote in 9th grade as part of the national test in English. ... read more

GIMPS Project Discovers Largest Known Prime Number

Jan. 20, 2016 — The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has discovered the new largest known prime number, having 22,338,618 digits, on a university computer volunteered by Curtis Cooper for the project. ... read more

Feral Cats: Computational Study Looks at How Best to Fix the Nuisance

Jan. 16, 2016 — The first computational model to track the size, location and nuisance of feral cat colonies has been developed by researchers. This issue concerns communities across the United States that hold some ... read more

What Should Be the Role of Computer Games in Education?

Jan. 12, 2016 — Game advocates are calling for a sweeping transformation of conventional education to replace traditional curricula with game-based instruction. But what do researchers have to say about this idea ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity ... read more

Swedish Researchers Reveal Security Hole

Dec. 18, 2015 — Quantum cryptography is considered a fully secure encryption method, but researchers have discovered that this is not always the case. They found that energy-time entanglement -- the method that ... read more

Encryption Technologies for the Era of Quantum Computers: Effective Protection for Microdevices

Dec. 18, 2015 — Engineers have developed encryption technologies for practical applications to protect microdevices from hacker attacks conducted by quantum computers. The team is currently working towards ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. ... read more

Gaming Technology Helps Create Better X-Rays

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before X-ray imaging, ... read more

What's the Best Time to Launch a Video Game?

Nov. 11, 2015 — Research offers new insight into the strategies companies should use to maximize sales of their games. The study looked at sales for games of the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii, the generation of consoles ... read more

Pupils Learn Poorly When Using Most Computer Programs

Oct. 26, 2015 —  “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs ... read more

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